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bishop stortford
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW

Stayed for 5 nights in november this year,stayed in tree house no6 which had views to the south china sea and the forrest all around,the accomodation is clean and is cleaned everyday with clean towels and top up of water and tea n coffee its a wet room rather than bathroom which some might not like but didnt worry me,beds... More 

Thank ian h
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

De location of the treehouses is great. Overlooking the sea amidst jungle with birds and monkeys. But for the price they are a bit shabby. I believe they are renovating and the tree houses in the worst state arent rented out. In treehouse 2, with great sea views the roof is falling of, the balcony railing doesnt feel sturdy and... More 

Thank Gwen V
Kuching, Malaysia
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there with school trip . N they will give us group to go . N many fun activities, the activities there taught us how to have teamwork with each other .food are delicious. The cabin are nice n kinda modern . Have a small pool n kinda unique.

1 Thank JaniceLateeshaSoo
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Instead of a beachfront hotel (which I could have booked anywhere else in the world), I decided to book my honeymoon in Permai Rainforest Treehouse as it was unique, and my husband and I were fairly impressed! The honeymoon package entailed the biggest treehouse for us - Treehouse 10, which had a king sized bed and 2 balconies as opposed... More 

3 Thank Vinodhini V
Pontianak, Indonesia
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The cabin room is nice for family it consist of 3 single beds, two bathroom, one refigerator, and the view is very good. In this resort we can get many benefits like waterfall, beach, and also natural swimming pools.

3 Thank annisa17na
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55 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I brought my students here for teambuilding and I'm very pleased with the facilities and outdoor activities available in this resort. Located at the cove of Damai beach, it has the sand and the sea with its backdrop of Mt Santubong. We took the hiking trail, which was a 6km that would take roughly 1.5 hours if you are fast.... More 

2 Thank Zipangu L
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Liked it a lot. We actually wanted to rent a tree house but when trying to book we discovered that those were not rented out to families although they appeared large enough. They regular cabins were OK. At down monkeys and other wild animals passed over the roof. The restaurant was not OK. You had to come early for a... More 

Thank FrankTheHague
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Permai is literally at the end of the road on the Damai Peninsula, with Santubong Mountain on one side, the South China Sea on the other, and the forest all around - and above. We stayed in a family cabin, which was very basic (beds, fans, chairs, bathroom, small fridge and that's it - no aircon) and could benefit from... More 

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

If you don't want to stay in a private air-conditioned treehouse, in a rainforest, with the sea lapping over rocks under your balcony, there are cheaper cabins that let you enjoy the jungle pool (fed from the rainforest - utter bliss to be in cold water) and the amazing walk through the rainforest. Be warned, the walk is very hard... More 

2 Thank Anne-marie P
Tokyo, Japan
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Scratched off the bucket list! The Tree House rooms are quite high up, making you feel like you're sleeping at the ceiling of the jungle. The rooms conveniently come with several electric outlets, and they're the newer type, so you don't have to worry about plug shapes or using converters. The Tree House units are far apart enough that you... More 

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Permai Rainforest Resort is an eco-resort set in pristine Borneo rainforest located by the beach at the foot of mystical Mount Santubong, Sarawak. Carefully designed to minimize impact on the natural environment, it offers a unique rainforest experience and a variety of activities from dolphin watching to high ropes courses and guided kayaking tours. Just 40 minutes from the Kuching, its an ideal way to experience Borneo. ... more   less 

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Address: Teluk Penyu, Kuching 93050, Malaysia
Region: Malaysia > Sarawak > Kuching
Price Range: $77 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Permai Rainforest Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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Also Known As:
Permai Rainforest Hotel Kuching
Permai Rainforest Resort Kuching, Sarawak
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Kuching
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“Any Tree house”
 of 5 bubbles 646ianh, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Couples would love the treehouse, especially Treehouse 10! :)”
  • View of our treehouse from the balcony!
  • Our very cosy king sized bed!
  • View of the beach from our room!
 of 5 bubbles , 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“resort ini ada tree house yang bisa menampung maks 3 orang sedangakan yang family room or cabin room menampung 6 orang dengan 1 ekstra bed”
  • hutan hujan tropis
 of 5 bubbles annisa17na, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The treehouse is a must for the rainforest experience.”
 of 5 bubbles Hagar_the_Horrible, 8 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Treehouse no. 3 or 4 seems to offer the best view IMO. Others have trees blocking the view.”
 of 5 bubbles hsjunn, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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